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Monday Caps Clips: Blankadelphia; Capitals @ Penguins Game Day

Daily Washington Capitals news and notes: The Caps’ streak runs to nine, Nick gets a gold stick, Niskanen gets a gr8 assistanen and more.

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Your savory breakfast links:

  • To cap off a week laden with player (and coaching) milestones great and small, the Capitals franchise itself reached a milestone on Sunday afternoon:
  • Uh, guys? The Caps just won their ninth straight game and are crushing everybody. [theScore, PHT, RMNB]
  • Did someone say streak? The players are paying it no never mind. []
  • John Carlson left the game in the second period and did not return. Coach later said that he will travel to Pittsburgh with the team and at least as of now, no callups are expected. [CSNMA]
  • Philipp Grubauer played a sturdy, stellar game yesterday and coach sez he will be getting some more starts soon. [CSNMA]
  • The Week (and Streak) That Was, Volume 14. [Peerless, AAtJ, NoVa Caps]
  • Previews of tonight's fling with the Flightless Fowl from Vogs (and game notes),, AP, Peerless, NoVa Caps, and be sure to visit our SB Nation pals over at Pensburgh for the other side of tonight’s matchup.
  • Eleven (!) years ago today, rookie phenom Alex Ovechkin scored a goal. But not just any goal - this goal was so awesome it is now simply and sensationally known as “The Goal” and the NHL has chosen to enshrine it as a Centennial Moment. []
  • Speaking of Ovechkin, what are the options to finally get him that elusive Cup? [The Fixers]
  • ... and this podcast is worth your time as the fine folk at Vice Sports go time-traveling with Ovi... [Biscuits]
  • ... and here’s another NOW it’s time to appreci8 the Gr8. [FanRag]
  • Finally, If you find yourself in St. John’s, Newfoundland, you might run into Dave Dowden, Caps fan extraordinaire. [The Telegram]
  • One more - Dmitri Orlov got married this summer. He’s one lucky dude. [Most Magazine]